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Plantwatch: sticky carnivorous flower stalks that feast on fruit flies

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A plant has been found turning to carnivory only when it flowers. Triantha occidentalis has flower stalks smothered in small sticky hairs that are a deathtrap for small flies and beetles. Although many other plants ha...

Plantwatch: beauty can grow from unpromising ground

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A beautiful rare flower has been found growing at an unlikely site – an electricity substation near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Maiden pink is a relative of carnations, and grows only at a few places on the sandy dry ...